Welcome to the roundup of must-see sports news from Saturday, highlighted by Simona Halep crushing Serena Williams in a stunning final to become the first Romanian to win a Wimbledon title.
Spanning the sports headlines, we’ll also take a look at video of Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes throwing a football OUT of Arrowhead Stadium and you’ve got to see this NASCAR side-by-side duel to the finish between two brothers.
All this and more as we get you up to speed with the sports world on this summer Sunday!
The world witnessed history on Saturday at the All England Club, but not the way most had envisioned it panning out. The 7th seed Simona Halep became the first Romanian to win a Wimbledon title by dominating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2, in a match that took less than an hour to complete.
Playing in front of longtime friend Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, the scene was set on Centre Court for Williams as she vied for her 24th Grand Slam singles title, which would have tied Margaret Court’s all-time mark.
But it was the 27-year-old Halep who was locked in from the start and stole the show, committing only three unforced errors in the match compared to Williams’ 26.
On her run to the title, Halep only dropped a single set during the Wimbledon fortnight.
“She literally played out of her mind,” said Williams after she received the runner-up trophy. “Congratulations, Simona. It was a little bit deer in headlights for me. When a player plays like that, you just have to take your hat off.”
Halep now owns two Grand Slam singles titles, having had also won the French Open in 2018. As for Williams, she’ll now turn her attention to the U.S. Open for her next crack at tying Court’s all-time record for Grand Slam singles titles. She’s finished runner-up in Grand Slams now three times in the last calendar year, losing in the final of last year’s Wimbledon and U.S. Open tournaments along with Saturday’s championship match at the All England Club.
The men will close out what has been a fantastic fortnight on Sunday, with their championship match featuring the two tops seeds, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. You can enjoy breakfast at Wimbledon when ESPN’s coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET.
VIRAL MOMENT EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT: Patrick Mahomes Shows Off Arm By Throwing Football Out of Stadium
The legend of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes continues to grow. Known for his rocket arm among his physical talents, Mahomes aired it out on Friday, throwing a football from the field over the upper deck of seats and scoreboard and onto the concourse at Arrowhead Stadium.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. threw a ball roughly 80 yards earlier in the week at a UCLA practice facility and then challenged Mahomes and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers.